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Tech Leaders Tell Interns What They Wish They Knew At Age 20

techcrunch.com — Hundreds of Bay Area interns lined up on Tuesday to hear some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley share what they wished they knew when they were 20 at a recruiting event called Internapalooza.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @Katie_Roof: Uhhh MT @nitashatiku:@karaswisher advises interns “never turn down an opportunity to have sex or go on television” techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/tec…

Jul 23, 2014

Uhhh MT @nitashatiku:@karaswisher advises interns “never turn down an opportunity to have sex or go on television” techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/tec…

Jul 23, 2014

.@karaswisher advises interns “never turn down an opportunity to have sex or go on television” techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/tec… I did it all wrong :(

Jul 23, 2014

RT @ashleymayer: "never turn down an opportunity to have sex or go on television" - sage advice from @karaswisher techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/tec…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @karaswisher: Proof that I did tell a room of interns to get it on more and stop with the incessant overachieving: techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/tec…

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Facebook Share Price Hits All-Time High Of $75 After Hours After Strong Q2 Numbers

techcrunch.com — Facebook's stock infamously took a nosedive in the months following its public debut in 2012 after analysts wondered if the social network was too overhyped in its IPO and employee share lockups expired. But those days now seem a distant memory. On the back of a strong Q2 report, Facebook stock is at an all-time high in after-hours trading.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @JoshConstine: Facebook Share Price Hits All-Time High Of $75 After Hours Thanks To Strong Q2 Numbers techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/fac…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @SocialMedia411: Facebook Share Price Hits All-Time High Of $75 After Hours Thanks To Strong Q2 Numbers ow.ly/zw2C1

Jul 23, 2014

Facebook Share Price Hits All-Time High Of $75 After Hours Thanks To Strong Q2 Numbers techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/fac…

Facebook Sets Revenue Per User Records Around The World In Q2

techcrunch.com — Facebook just turned in a very strong quarter, with its revenue and earnings per share both beating analyst expectations. The company reported sequential-quarter user figures that were soft, but Facebook's stock is now in the green after-hours. Driving its strong financial performance in the period was high average revenue per usre, or ARPU.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Facebook hit an all-time high average revenue per user in every region in the world $FB trib.al/Dpj7NzZ pic.twitter.com/wPvupoqPTl

Jul 23, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Facebook hit an all-time high average revenue per user in every region in the world $FB trib.al/Dpj7NzZ pic.twitter.com/wPvupoqPTl

Jul 23, 2014

Facebook Sets Revenue Per User Records Around The World In Q2 techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/fac… Strong emerging market ARPU=big international potential

Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Sensor, The Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours

techcrunch.com — When I first took a look at the Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium and Google's old, discontinued Nexus Q product. "Those are two of my favorite things," said James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who went on to found a startup behind the device called Hello.
Jul 23, 2014

While I am knee-jerk disposed against Thiel Fellows and their ilk, this actually looks very cool indeed: techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/thi…

The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet

techcrunch.com — o we have the Internet we deserve? There's an argument to say that yes, we absolutely do. Given web users' general reluctance to pay for content. We are of course, paying. Just not with cold hard cash, but with our privacy - as digital business models rely on gathering and selling intel on their users to make the money to pay (the investors who paid) for the free service.
Jul 23, 2014

MaidSafe moving from vaporware to realware: (techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/mai… by @riptari) I'll be watching with considerable interest.

Microsoft Says It Isn’t Abandoning Xbox Music, Promises It Will Suck Less Shortly

techcrunch.com — During Microsoft's earnings call yesterday, CEO Satya Nadella indicated that his company would "streamline" its work in music and video. That was interpreted in some cases to imply that Microsoft was walking away from Xbox Music, its beleaguered Spotify competitor. Not so, it turns out.
Jul 23, 2014

Tech Crunch: Microsoft Says It Isn’t Abandoning Xbox Music, Promises It Will Suck Less Shortly owl.li/2KCSfh

Twitter’s Diversity Report Is More Of The Same

techcrunch.com — Twitter released its diversity numbers on Wednesday afternoon after mounting pressure from civil rights groups - and they're pretty bad if you're not a white or Asian guy. Overall, Twitter's employees are 70 percent male and 30 percent female. However when you look specifically at employees in tech, the gender gap grows, and 90 percent are male.

Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband

techcrunch.com — Thalmic Labs is a Waterloo-based startup with a very ambitious goal - to change the way we interact with our everyday computing devices. To that end, they've developed the Myo armband, a gesture control device that fits around the meaty part of your forearm and detects slight muscle movements, arm rotations and even electrical impulses as you gesture, translating all that information into real-time input.
Jul 23, 2014

Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/han…

Facebook Says Messenger And Payments Will Eventually “Overlap” But Don’t Hold Your Breath

techcrunch.com — Facebook does plan to monetize Messenger through payments, but it's going to take its time to do it right. Regarding Messenger, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said "over time there will be some overlap between that and payments".
Jul 23, 2014

Biggest news from Facebook's earnings? Zuckerberg confirms Messenger will eventually be monetized through payments techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/fac…

Jul 23, 2014

With 200M Messenger users & 12B messages sent a day, FB wants to monetize the app, and will with payments, but slowly techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/fac…

American Users Spend An Average Of 40 Minutes Per Day On Facebook

techcrunch.com — American Facebook users spend way more time on the social network than exercising. Mark Zuckerberg said today on Facebook's Q2 earnings call that users in the US spend an average of 40 minutes per day, while the CDC recommends Americans exercise 21 minutes a day but only 20% meet that goal.
Jul 23, 2014

How ambitious is Facebook? It says US users on it for 40min per day but Zuck is eyeing 9 hours a day on digital media techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/fac…

Jul 23, 2014

American Users Spend An Average Of 40 Minutes Per Day On FB techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/fac… 30M Pages, 1.5M advertisers, hundreds of apps on AppLinks

Yo Has Spawned An Army Of Clones

techcrunch.com — Yo, a so-dumb-it's-smart (?) app now valued at $10 million following its $1.5 million seed funding round, lets you send brief audio messages to friends that simply say "Yo." I'm not making this up. This is Idiocracy in action, my friends.
Jul 23, 2014

@thesubclass Oye! exists. techcrunch.com/gallery/yo-has… might want to try a diff name

Senate May Pass NSA Reform Bill Before Upcoming Recess

techcrunch.com — After some pessimism that a deal couldn't be reached, there is indication in Washington that the Senate may be able to pass its version of the USA FREEDOM Act (UFA) before the coming August recess.
Jul 23, 2014

How could you not swiftly pass a bill called the USA FREEDOM Act? bit.ly/UoCaz7